Monthly Archives: June 2018

Soviet Union 1936, the Young Pioneers take a bite out of crime

The Boy Scouts existed in Russia prior to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. It was however the province of White Russian Scoutmasters. So the Scouts were reimagined to fit the new system. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, sit back in your most comfortable […]

Hungary pretends local Marxist rule

When a place has been conquered, there comes the question of how much of a local face do you put on your rule. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. Welcome to todays offering from The Philatelist. […]

Andorra, we already have 2 foriegn Princes, How about a Russian King?

European microstates attract their fair share of adventurers. But some want to do more than mountain climb. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. Welcome to todays offering from The Philatelist. Todays stamp looks like a stamp […]

Serbia, unlike so many places had it’s own royal line, or more problematically two

As the Christian Balkans tried to extract themselves from the Ottomans rule, a King who could play in European power games was useful. Instead of employing an out of work German Royal as did others, Serbia was blessed with it’s own royal line. Some times however the blessings come fast and furious. For Serbia that […]

Germany 1920, if we are still a Reich, what happened at Weimar?

Germany after World War I was a place of much suffering and soul searching. On how to move forward, people had different ideas, and indeed different stamp offerings. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. Welcome to […]

North Korea 1991, Our Communist Royal House will survive because we have Juche

North Korea’s regime survived the fall of communism. Perhaps because they modified Marxism to become self reliant and therefore less influenced by life outside. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. Welcome to todays offering from The […]